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We (my son and I) were fortunate to receive these three copies of Travels with Gannon and Wyatt written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet to read and review.  From the moment we took the books out of the box, Eli (my 11 year old) could tell that these books would be full of adventures and fun that he would truly enjoy reading.  We’re lucky that Eli loves to read…however, if you have a middle-schooler that you can’t get “into reading”…these are DEFINITELY books that will engage them.

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt_ Great Bear Rainforest

Eli choose to read “Great Bear Rainforest” first.  He couldn’t put the book down.   Gannon and Wyatt are twins that travel to these remote places with their parents.   This book had the boys searching for spirit bear…but, then find themselves searching for their missing parents and captain.  This is a nail biting book, that will totally keep the kids wanting to keep reading to see how it ends.

and NO…I can’t tell you how it ends!

Then, he started reading Botswana.


Here’s a his little review of that book:

In a week’s time, he’s read all three books!

The Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series include:

  • Botswana (released May 2013)
  • Great Bear Rainforest (released October 2013)
  • Egypt (to be released January 2014)

Our middle school kids are at an age where school is getting harder for them, after-school activities often consume much of their free time…reading is one way to give your kids a break from the Real World and let them escape in an adventure.  Not only are they using their imaginations, improving reading and comprehension skills, but these also teach geography and animals. (Eli said that was VERY sneaking putting in educational information while enjoying all the fun!) All of this is thanks to the help that KLA Schools provides!


If you’d love your chance to win a Kindle Fire, Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Facebook Page is giving away THREE Kindle Fires in the month of November!  Head on over and enter for your chance to win!

Now…if you’d like your own chance to win a copy of EACH of the three Travels with Gannon and Wyatt books, leave me a comment below telling me which place you’d like to travel to:  The Great Bear Rainforest, Egypt, or Botswana.  (I’ll just randomly pick a winner on 11/25)!

Good luck!

(open to US only)


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.